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"AFTER CONDEMNING JEWISH VIOLENCE FRIDAY, SECURITY FORCES PERMIT IT SATURDAY"

"SAME OLD GAMES: AFTER CONDEMNING JEWISH VIOLENCE FRIDAY, SECURITY FORCES PERMIT IT SATURDAY One day after the Israeli security forces condemned murderous violence against Palestinians, they protect violent settlers near the Palestinian village of Qusra.  On Saturday, violent far-right activists came from the outpost of Esh Kodesh (“Holy Fire”) to a plot of land cultivated by Palestinian farmers from the village of Qusra. The area is classified “Area B” and is under Palestinian civilian control. There is no Israeli administered “state land” present, and there is no legitimate debate regarding ownership of the land the Palestinians were attempting to work on. Despite it being Shabbat, the right-wing extremists attacked Palestinian farmers in front of Israeli army soldiers, preventing the farmers from completing their agriculture work. The situation developed into a violent confrontation, and the soldiers present did not try to stop the right-wing extremists, but rather offered them …